Armistice Day in Thurrock

Armistice Day in Thurrock

Armistice Day 1918 – Thurrock. The Editor of the Grays & Tilbury Gazette wrote the following article in the issue published on Saturday, Nov 16th , 1918:- “BY THE WAY” “The news of the signing of the armistice was known in London at 10:30 on Monday, and a newspaper was purchased in Fleet Street containing […]

December 1918: When Spanish Flu came to Grays

December 1918: When Spanish Flu came to Grays

THE influenza epidemic still continues widespread in Grays and District but, in the words of one of the local doctors, “the worst has passed”. None the less for that, the death rate from influenza, pnuemonia, or allied causes continues high, and one hears on every side of sufferers, not singly but in two and threes.

Thurrock residents urged to be aware of poppy scams

Thurrock residents urged to be aware of poppy scams

British public urged to beware of poppy merchandise scams THE Intellectual Property Office and The Royal British Legion urge consumers to beware of fake poppy merchandise ahead of Remembrance 2018 No-one benefits – both charity and public lose out with fake poppy merchandise. Advice to buyers to ‘buy responsibly’ through official channels, and how to […]